Sunday, October 25, 2009
When I saw Crochet World’s patterns for Halloween Pillows, I envisioned big, comfy pillows, tossed casually on my front room’s couch. Just the thing to greet holiday visitors!
I’m sure you can see the problem with that plan.
Just like my dog, there’s no way that pillow is a purebred. Sure, Crochet World wants me to believe that this pocket size pumpkin is just the runt of the litter. However, I believe that late one night an enterprising and horny pincushion broke into their pillow breeding pen. Nine months later, a miniature pillow pattern was born.
Still, that’s no reason to give up.
To find out why:
See? I took all three of the original designs and added a ghost motif. All four sewn together made one decent sized pillow.
Although it’s worth noting that the pillows in the Crochet World photos were most definitely constructed using double crochet stitches, not the single crochet called for in the pattern. Poor Lynne Wickham. It looks like even Crochet World didn’t trust her.
I also had to adjust the number of rows and stitches slightly so that all four motifs matched in size. The back of my pillow is a solid black square, but there’s no reason why you couldn’t do the motifs on both sides. Go on, I double dog dare you.
The entire pillow is knitted out of – what else? Red Heart Supersaver!
You know, considering the number of times I’ve mentioned Red Heart yarn recently, they should give me a kickback from this month’s sales.
What do you mean I rarely have anything nice to say about their yarn?
Just look how happy my cat is!
No, really. That’s her happy face.